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you can catch [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- margot robbie --
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science expert kevin delaney -- and featuring the legendary roots cr. >> questlove: 428. >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yes. hello, welcome. welcome, welcome to "the tonight show." this is it. [ cheers and applause ] welcome. oh, darn, great crowd. thanks so much for being here. here's what everyone's talking about.
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tuesday. [ cheers ] and it could be -- yeah. this could be do or die for a a lot of the candidates including ted cruz, who could be knocked out of the race depending on how things went tonight. [ cheers ] cruz said that dropping out would allow him to spend more time with his family. then his family said, "we gotta get this guy some votes." [ laughter ] i can't -- i can't deal with it. [ applause ] come on. get out there. actually the front-runners for the republicans are marco rubio and donald trump. and if you haven't been following the election so far, this is where we're at right now. >> thank god he has really large ears. the biggest ears i've ever seen. >> i don't understand why his hands are the size of someone who's 5'2." have you seen his hands? >> i have never seen any human being sweat like this guy. >> you know what they say about men with small hands. >> this guy couldn't be elected dog catcher right now if he ran. >> donald is not gonna make america great.
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[ laughter and applause ] >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: i feel like we're just a day away from -- i know you are, but what am i. i know you are, but what am i? i know you are, but what am i? i know you are, but what am i? [ slurring words ] >> steve: peewee. >> jimmy: with today being super tuesday, millions of americans headed to the polls to support candidates in state primaries and caucuses. and on their way out they received a sticker that said "i voted." this year there were actually a a variety of stickers that were given out. let me show you what i mean. this sticker said "i voted so i could be late for work." [ laughter ] yeah. this one says "i participated in the upcoming apocalypse." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: i'll take that one. >> jimmy: it's the end, it's the end. next is "i thought the voting booth was a changing room and i used it to try on bras." [ laughter and applause ] and finally "i voted for hillary because she was in the voting booth when i stepped
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we can do this the easy way or the hard way." [ laughter and applause ] this is pretty big. it's being reported that "the new york times" has a bombshell audio tape of donald trump that could deal a serious blow to his campaign. yeah. so far they refuse to release the tape, but we were able to pull a few strings and get a a copy. >> steve: really? wow. how -- how fortunate. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: isn't that amazing. we have the best producers and researchers out there. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: and they got it. well, here, take a listen to this audio tape. >> okay, so we're off the record now, right? >> yeah, sure. >> phew. i can finally take this dead badger off my head. >> you velcro a wig to your head? >> what else am i gonna do, use staples? >> no, of course not. i think most of us just would like to hear some specifics, you know, with regards to your policy on immigration. >> i've gotta be honest with you. i 100% have no idea what i'm saying out there.
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and let the words fly out of my face hole. >> so then you're not going to build a wall? >> no way, jose. i just like saying the word "wall." try it. >> uh, wall. >> no, no, like this. wall-l-l-l. >> wall-l. >> now you go up an octave. >> both: wall-l-l. >> that's close enough, close enough. how's it feel? >> feels nice. >> yeah, here. hold my eyebrows. [ applause ] >> jimmy: he velcros his -- that's a bombshell audio tape. >> steve: thank god we got it, yeah. >> jimmy: oh, this is pretty amazing here. navy s.e.a.l. edward byers received a medal of honor yesterday. and i saw, yeah -- [ cheers and applause ] amazing. i saw one of the things he did in afghanistan was leap across the room to protect a hostage from gunfire while simultaneously fighting a a taliban guard. on the other hand, i saw a a spider in my apartment and i
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[ laughter and applause ] it was hairy! it was hairy! ew! oh, i'm sleeping in the kitchen. enough. bring me my sedative. [ light laughter ] here's another story out of washington. supreme court justice clarence thomas spoke during oral arguments yesterday for the first time in over ten years. yeah. i guess his exact words were, damn, that was some good weed. [ laughter and applause ] wow. note to self, don't hang out with willie nelson. [ laughter ] some celebrity news, kim kardashian spoke out about kanye west's twitter rants and says she wants everyone to be as honest as kanye. then people were like, "okay, we don't know why you're famous." [ laughter ]
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not that honest. meanwhile, kylie jenner is looking to trademark her first name in the u.s. the singer kylie minogue is fighting it saying that would confuse her fans. take a look at what she said. i disagree with kylie about trying to trademark the name kylie. after she said that, several other celebrities were asked to comment on that story. miley cyrus said, "i agree with kylie about kylie." [ laughter ] noah wyle said, "i agree with miley about kylie about kylie." former nba coach pat riley said, "i agree with wyle about miley about kylie about kylie." game show host guy smiley said i agree with riley about wyle about miley about kylie about kylie. wile e. coyote said "i agree with smiley about riley about wyle about miley about kylie about kylie. and finally shaquille o'neal said, "i'm shaq." [ laughter and applause ] i guess he was at the -- >> steve: he was in the room? >> jimmy: he was probably out to dinner with pat riley. i don't know why he was out.
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the very first boeing 727 ever made back in 1962 was scheduled to make its last flight today. passengers were like, "cool, i'll take the next flight." [ laughter ] good luck with that old plane, though. if you have kids, you might want to listen to this. i saw that in an effort to better represent modern families, lego created a stay at home dad figure. the only problem is once you snap it on to the lego couch, it won't come off. [ laughter and applause ] that's right, lego created a a stay at home dad figure. the stay at home dad snaps into other legos and also snaps when you ask him what he does for a a living. [ laughter ] i'm working on it! and finally, lawmakers in new hampshire are now backing a a bill that would make it illegal for women to expose
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they say it can hurt tourism. then new orleans said, "are you sure about that?" [ laughter and applause ] i don't know. we have a great show. give it up for the roots. [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that is grammy nominated saxophonist jimmy greene sitting with the roots. [ cheers and applause ] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
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life" support the ana grace project. check it out at anagraceproject.org. thank you so much for doing that. >> thank you, jimmy. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: beautiful, beautiful. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: we gotta big week of shows ahead. tomorrow night our pals tina fey and rachel maddow will be here. >> steve: come on! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: tina, rachel and i are going to debut a brand-new game called "know it all." then i'm so excited. this thursday we got something cool. you guys know all the theme songs from tgif, "full house," "step by step," "family matters?" a few months ago we reached out to the guy who wrote and sang all of them. his name is jesse frederick and asked him if he'd write a theme song for "the tonight show." he did it. it is amazing. and on thursday we're gonna debut that song along with the tgif version of our opening credits. [ cheers and applause ] it's beaut -- the guy's talented. plus, we'll have pharrell williams, we have priyanka chopra and loretta lynn on the show. >> steve: yeah! >> jimmy: it's gonna be good. [ applause ] but first joining us tonight, one of the stars of "whiskey tango foxtrot."
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the talented, the gorgeous margot robbie is stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] margot and i are going to talk about "whiskey tango foxtrot," then we'll play a round of the whisper challenge. yeah. last time we played flip cup. >> steve: right. >> jimmy: and i don't remember >> steve: you don't remember i think she won. >> jimmy: one of us won. but i don't know. >> steve: oh, i thought show won. >> jimmy: what's up? >> steve: i thought she -- >> jimmy: no, i didn't -- i didn't see the show. >> steve: oh, i saw the show right there. >> jimmy: i didn't see the show that night. >> steve: she won i believe. >> jimmy: i was working. i didn't see the show. >> steve: no, you were working on the -- i seem to recall you flipping the cup and losing. >> jimmy: i didn't see it. >> steve: oh, okay. flipcup. >> jimmy: from the hit show "better call saul" my man michael mckean is here. [ cheers and applause ] love michael mckean. [ applause ] funny dude. talented dude. and then we're going to blow stuff up. it's the most fun. [ cheers ] our resident science expert kevin delaney is back with some
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miss. i cannot wait for that. hey guys, time to take a look at the stories making headlines today and weigh the good with the bad. it's time for pros and cons. here we go. pros and cons and pros and cons and pros >> jimmy: tonight we'll be taking a look at the pros and cons of facebook's new emojis. yeah, they just added a bunch of new emojis so you can react to posts in other ways instead of just clicking like. yeah, so let's take a look at the pros and cons of facebook's new emojis. here we go. pro, facebook's new reactions include love, haha, wow, sad and angry. cons, there's still no emoji for, your`baby is ugly. [ laughter and applause ] maybe in the next update -- >> steve: maybe. >> jimmy: maybe in the next update they'll do that. pro, we can now communicate by posting simple drawings on other people's walls. con, so basically we've gone back to being cavemen. [ laughter ] >> steve: there you go. >> jimmy: it's the circle of
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yellow cartoon faces that go from laughter to anger to smiling to crying. con, it's like watching pacman have a complete nervous breakdown. [ laughter ] wacka, wacka, wacka. pro, clicking like after finding out an old friend got a a new job. con, clicking love after finding out he got fat. [ laughter and applause ] can't all be working for you, buddy. pro, there's now an easier way to poke someone. con, it's called signing up for tinder. oh. pro, clicking wow on your friend's engagement. con, because they don't have a a wow, i thought you'd be single forever button. not a bad idea. and finally, pro, if something makes you happy, you press the like button. if something makes you laugh, you press the haha button. con, if something that makes you go ha ha at first, then it
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you know our first guest this evening from quality feature films such as "the wolf of wall street" and "focus." and in theaters starting this friday you can see her opposite tina fey in a big movie called "whiskey tango foxtrot." please welcome back a talented lady. here's margot robbie. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: they love you. they love you. [ cheers and applause ] come on. >> thank you.
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i have you, michael mckean. we have a science expert kevin delaney. >> i heard. that's exciting. >> jimmy: yeah, we're gonna be blowing things up. >> wicked. >> jimmy: are you good in science? were you good in science in school? >> i wasn't. it definitely wasn't my strong point. in fact, my last science exam i ever did -- because i wasn't going to continue science as a a subject and on the final exam instead of doing the exam, i ended up just writing like, a a long note to my science teacher and -- >> jimmy: you wrote a letter? >> kind of explained this isn't my forte. [ laughter ] and, you know, but i just hope this isn't a disheartening exam for you to mark. it wasn't you. it's me. all that stuff. >> jimmy: it's not you, it's me. >> and it was coming up to christmas, so i threw a little christmas thing in, have a good holiday. and so she failed me, but then she wrote like a nice little note back and a smiley face. >> jimmy: you failed, but yeah -- [ talking over each other ] thank goodness you went into acting because we're happy. >> yeah, turns out i didn't need it. >> jimmy: turns out you didn't
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but he's great. you'll love what he does later. he blows things up and stuff. >> i love that. >> jimmy: you're from australia, but you've live in london for a little while. >> yes. >> jimmy: so i want to show you a picture. you go to this party. your friend's having a party, right? and they have a photo booth at the party. >> yeah. i should stay out of those things. >> jimmy: no, i think it ended up. look, look at how much fun you guys are all having. that's great. now explain -- >> my tongue is out in every photo. >> jimmy: that was like a theme there yeah. who is your friend, miley cyrus? [ light laughter ] >> i know, right. >> jimmy: who's party was it? >> it was suki. suki waterhouse, she was having a house warming party. >> jimmy: so, you just go to this party and you run into someone. i've got to show this again. people don't believe who is in the photo. >> oh, god. >> jimmy: explain it. somebody answers the door, right? >> no -- yes, someone was kind of holding the door. i was like, oh, can i help you. he had things in his hands. oh, can i help you. i go, yeah, thanks.
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and he helped me find it. and then i was like, you're going in here, he's like yeah. oh cool me, too. >> jimmy: and you sounded very polite. >> yeah, he was really nice. >> jimmy: then turns out it was prince harry. >> yes. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: it was prince harry. >> yeah. >> jimmy: this guy. [ laughter and applause ] that's prince harry! what are you talking about? you don't know who prince harry is? he's the coolest. you go to a party -- i know he's not dressed like prince harry. >> he wasn't wearing a crown, though. i didn't know he was a prince. >> jimmy: he's like doing an impression off david letterman or something, i don't know what he's doing. he's in a boy band. >> i was like, i didn't know ed sheeran was at the party. [ laughter ] and he got really offended. >> jimmy: no, he did not. >> he's like shut up. you know he lip syncs in his bedroom. that was pretty fun. >> that's so embarrassing. >> jimmy: i happen to see you and jared leto at oscars the other night. you looked gorgeous. congratulations on that. >> oh thank you. >> jimmy: he's a good dude. [ cheers and applause ] >> he's the best. >> jimmy: "suicide squad" is a
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everyone is -- [ cheers and applause ] freaking out about "suicide squad." and i heard this and tell me if it's true. but jared leto, i heard for a a wrap gift or something, he got everyone a present but he gave it to everyone in character. >> yes, the wrap gifts were very bizarre. >> jimmy: what did he get you? >> i got throughout the shoot and assortment of gifts. my first gift was a live rat. >> jimmy: he got you a rat. >> i actually on tv can't say what the other gifts were throughout the shoot. and the wrap gift -- >> jimmy: what did you do with the rat? >> at first i was like, oh this is disgusting. >> jimmy: yeah. >> because it jumped out at me. so i got a fright. and we got off to a rough start. but then after that -- >> jimmy: such a rough start. yeah. >> but i was like, well, what do i do with it? everyone's like i don't know. kill it, i guess. oh, i'm not going to kill him. and so i ended up keeping him as a pet. and what would my character do? harley if she got anything from the joker, she would, you know,
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so i need to love this rat. and i ended up getting a sweet little play pen and like slide and mechanic and all this stuff and a little leash because i wanted to take him to set and walk him around. >> jimmy: he's not a hamster or a puppy. >> it was so cute. >> jimmy: did you name it? >> rat rat. highly original. >> jimmy: rat rat. >> but then my landlord at the place i was staying found out. came over one time found out i had a rat. he's like that's not okay. >> jimmy: excuse me sorry. yeah, if you don't mind, i appreciate if you don't breed rats here. roaches are fine. >> particularly a rodent in the house. >> jimmy: where is rat rat now? >> found a comfortable home with guillermo del torro. >> jimmy: he has rat rat? >> rat rat is a little fame. he went to me and then to jai, and -- well he started of with jared obviously and me and then he went to jai. jai passed him along and one of the wardrobe girls have been working on guillermo del torro's last movie.
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harry from a party at the -- prince harry is hanging out with rat rat right now. >> rat rat is in a photo booth. >> jimmy: rat rat is everywhere. >> i told you rat rat's a fame whore. >> jimmy: i know i love rat rat. let's talk about "whiskey tango foxtrot." >> talk about something important. >> jimmy: yes, yes, this is definitely -- our pal tina fey, you know i love tina fey. >> i know. >> jimmy: that's my girl. >> she's the best. >> jimmy: did you know her before the movie. yeah, you can clap. [ cheers and applause ] >> yeah, clap tina. i didn't know her beforehand. and i obviously was massive a a fan, like everyone is. and i -- yeah. i felt how amazing it is to get a chance to work with her. >> jimmy: she's a smart cookie. >> steve: she loves to work. she's a workaholic. >> yeah, and she's just really good at it. >> jimmy: she's really good at working. >> she produced the film. stars in the film, does other tv shows on the side. everything she does is like really, really good. >> jimmy: it's fun to watch you guys together. basically you are a journalist, wartime journalist and she's brand new and you're helping
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>> a bit of role reversal. because in real life i'm like show me the way. >> jimmy: that's what you do when you're by tina or oprah. that's what you do. show me the way. i watch oprah three times a a week. [ light laughter ] i have a clip here. here's margot robbie explaining the rules to tina fey in "whiskey tango foxtrot" in theaters friday. check this out. >> can i ask if. >> absolutely feel free to say no. >> yeah sure. >> i hate to even bring it up. i feel so rude asking this. can i have sex with your security guy? >> oh, by all means. >> are you just saying that to be polite? >> no i wouldn't. i'm not. >> even nick. >> that would never happen. so, you're good. >> can i say that, you could have nick. you're a serious piece of ass. >> thank you, oh, that's nice. >> because you're like seven, six, seven in new york? >> yeah. >> you are a nine. borderline ten.
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>> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: it's funny. it's good, it's good. i like it. i was wondering if you wanted to play a game. we play games now and then on this show. >> yeha, i kicked your ass last time. so let's do it. >> jimmy: is that right? >> don't you remember? >> jimmy: i didn't see the show that night. >> probably drunk by the time you finished your beers. >> jimmy: no, i was not. two beers, yeah, exactly. i didn't use real beer on the show. >> i think that was great. anyone who watched that they were real beers. >> jimmy: yeah, they're real. margot robbie and i are playing the whisper challenge after this. it's new game. stick around. it's gonna be good. it's fun. [ cheers and applause ] lemme get a mcpick 2 there's a hot new deal on mcdonald's mcpick 2 menu! lemme get a mcpick 2.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody, we're hanging out with margot robbie. [ cheers and applause ] she stars alongside martin freeman and tina fey in "whiskey tango foxtrot" which hits theaters this friday. margot and i are about to play the whisper challenge. here we go. [ cheers and applause ] >> whisper challenge. >> jimmy: now, the whisper challenge works like this. one person puts on headphones with loud music playing. the other person then picks up the card and reads the random phrase on the card. the person wearing the headphones has to try and guess what they just said. i'll put on the headphones first. you read me a phrase and i'll try to guess what you're saying. hold on. hey, prince harry, how are you doing, man? [ laughter ] >> you can't hear me say --
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here we go. ready? >> okay, okay. reese witherspoon. >> jimmy: reese witherspoon? [ cheers and applause ] >> you cheated. >> jimmy: i didn't look. i love reese witherspoon. that's fantastic. >> next time i'm gonna go -- >> jimmy: don't do that. i didn't know -- you ready? here we go. yeah, that's good. bondi beach. bondi beach. >> a buzzing beach. a buzz beach. >> jimmy: bondi beach. >> banana beach. >> jimmy: bondi beach. >> bada beach. >> jimmy: bondi beach. >> bada beach. >> jimmy: bondi beach. >> bada ba. >> jimmy: bondi beach. >> i'm getting worse. i know. >> jimmy: she's speaking italian now. sorry, sorry. here we go. bondi beach. >> ba la. [ laughter ] so hard. >> jimmy: bondi.
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i know i'm not saying anything. >> jimmy: bondi beach. >> bush in a beach. >> jimmy: bush in a beach. no, bondi beach. >> bondi beach. >> jimmy: oh, bondi. sorry, bondi. of course, i'm saying it wrong. >> was i yelling? >> jimmy: bondi -- no, not at all. [ light laughter ] [ applause ] all right, come on, we can do it. here we go. >> i don't even know what i said. this is so much harder than i thought. forget about it. forget about it. >> jimmy: think about it. >> forget about it. forget about it. >> jimmy: think about it. >> forget about it. >> jimmy: forget about it! [ cheers and applause ] one thing i'm ahead. think about it. >> i helped you with this. >> jimmy: the gestures help. this one. >> no, don't.
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>> jimmy: yeah, here we go. are you ready? are we good? that's good. labradoodle. >> llama shoo. >> jimmy: labradoodle. >> llama sue. >> jimmy: labradoodle. >> laber -- sorry. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: labradoodle. >> it looks like llama shoo. i know you're not saying that. >> jimmy: no, not llama shoo. this is llama shoo. not that. >> spot shoo. ready. no, that wasn't real. labradoodle. >> one more. >> jimmy: labradoodle. [ laughter ] >> it looks like llama shoo. [ laughter ] labradoodle. >> lhasa shoo.
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a shih tzu! >> jimmy: labradoodle. doodle, doodle. >> llama shoo. it looks like llama shoo every time. i know you're not saying it. >> jimmy: labra -- labradoodle. >> lava shoo. >> jimmy: do. >> shoo. >> jimmy: do. >> shoo. >> jimmy: do. >> shoo. >> jimmy: do. [ laughter ] doodle. [ cheers and applause ] labradoodle. >> lapping dog. >> jimmy: yeah, dog. >> turtle. sounds like a poodle. a labradoodle? >> jimmy: yes! [ cheers and applause ] margot robbie! go see margot and tina fey in "whiskey tango foxtrot" in theaters this friday. more "tonight show" after the break! stick around, everybody.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is an incredibly funny and very talented actor. you know him from the show "laverne and shirley" and -- [ cheers and applause ] i know, he's the best. tap," "best in show," and "a mighty wind." you can see him in the hit series "better call saul" which airs mondays at 10:00 p.m. on amc. [ cheers and applause ] everybody please welcome michael mckean. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome to the show. thank you so much for coming. >> thank you so much. >> jimmy: all of your credits got a round of applause which is always fun. yeah.
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nobody mentioned "clue." [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's right. i didn't bring up "clue." >> a lot of cluesters out there. >> jimmy: i wanted to talk really quickly about "laverne and shirley" and how you played -- [ cheers and applause ] i mean, lenny and squiggy, i mean, come on. >> i was clearly the sex symbol in that bunch. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: you really were. >> brain burning blue eyes. >> jimmy: yeah. but i mean, this is your first tv it's your first role. >> yeah, 40 years ago. my first screen actors guild job. oh my god. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: was it 40 years? >> yeah. 40 years this january 27th, it was 40 years. >> jimmy: do you remember how you got the gig? >> i don't. desperately pleading. [ light laughter ] no, david lander and i had been doing those characters for nine years. >> jimmy: gosh, he is a funny dude. >> oh, he's amazing. >> jimmy: yeah. >> he's an amazing guy. yeah. [ cheers and applause ] squig, squigman. and we were in college together. and we did these characters, and this is the least commercial thing we do. but penny sold the show. and her brother gary marshall. >> jimmy: yeah.
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mark rossman had created this show and they had this successful spin-off from "happy days," but they were looking for some supporting cast and some writers. so they hired us as writers and said maybe you sneak your characters in. so we snuck them in the first show. [ light laughter ] boy, is this is easier than writing. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah, we stuck around and it was great. >> jimmy: i even have the album, "lenny and squigtones." >> oh my lord, do you really? >> jimmy: yeah. absolutely. yeah, yeah, yeah. that was the good stuff. no, i love all that stuff. >> good. >> jimmy: you were like a a comedian but also weren't you roommates with christopher guest? >> yes, that was before -- we went to nyu together, chris guest and i. and we wound up in a situation where i was suddenly homeless. and he said, well come on, move in with me. together. >> jimmy: serious songs? >> and making each other laugh. [ light laughter ] kind of folky songs and stuff. >> jimmy: did you have a name of a group? >> yeah. we were putting a group together and we wanted to play folk stuff and also rock 'n' roll stuff. so we wanted a real catchy
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so there were two schools down in the west village where we were living. there was our lady of pompeii, and food and maritime trade. so we combined them and became our lady of food and maritime. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: very serious. [ applause ] >> we thought it rolled off the tongue nicely. i think the secret agenda was that we have an excuse if we didn't make it because -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> look at the name. >> jimmy: the name's awful. come on, yeah. we're already starting. this is an uphill battle. yeah. but then you went on to do "spinal tap" together. eventually, yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: with the great harry shearer as well. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i mean how fun, just obviously, i talked to you last time backstage when you were here as "spinal tap." >> that's right. but when you see every band goes, oh, yeah, this is what happened to zeppelin. this is about us. >> yeah. in some cases it was about them. [ light laughter ] part of the plot. >> jimmy: wow. that's like an m.c. escher
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yeah, yeah, yeah. >> part of the plot was that the manager quit and one of the girlfriends takes over as the manager of the band and starts to reroute the tour using astrology. >> jimmy: yeah. >> well, that exact same thing happened several years later, and they just hadn't seen the movie, i guess. or they had and they were inspired. >> jimmy: but the thing where you get lost backstage? that's not important? >> that happened. no, no. that has happened, i saw a film of tom petty and his band getting lost in this huge entertainment complex in germany. and they suddenly -- they wind up on a tennis court. [ laughter ] no audience there. and on b.b. king's 80th birthday at the apollo, jeff beck and eric clapton were both on the bill and they got lost under the stage at the apollo. [ light laughter ] jeff told me there was a real "twilight zone" moment. we're in that movie! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we've become the movie. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and so -- hey,
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>> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you're fantastic in the show. he's good, man. >> thanks. >> jimmy: you were on stage -- a spin-off of "breaking bad." >> right. >> jimmy: and you were on stage with bryan cranston. >> i was doing a play on broadway called "all the way" where bryan was playing lbj. >> jimmy: absolutely. >> and i was playing j. edgar hoover. >> jimmy: yeah. >> it's good to get to know your heroes from within. [ laughter ] so we were about to -- we had an entrance together. and we're about to go on. and he turns to me and says, yeah, you should really play the brother in the "breaking bad" spinoff. we got to go on. i was like, wait, ho. then we had to do the scene. then afterward he filled me in. he said yeah, they're doing this thing. it would be really good for to you do this. they're going to give you a a call. >> jimmy: well, it all works. >> its' great, thank you. >> jimmy: its' a great show. and you're awesome in it. want to. [ cheers and applause ] michael mckean, "better call saul" airs mondays at on amc. we'll be right back with our science expert kevin delaney,
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>> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is joining us from the museum of discovery in little rock, arkansas. [ cheers and applause ] and he's here to teach us about science. please welcome science expert kevin delaney right there. [ cheers and applause ] >> hey, everybody. you come on. what did you bring for us this time? >> i brought my favorite spore. >> jimmy: yeah. oh man, i'd like to list all my favorite spores. which one is this? >> this is lycopodium you know lycopodium power? >> jimmy: lycopodium? >> okay, so a long time ago they used to use flash powder in cameras for old timey photos. >> jimmy: oh yeah. >> this is it. >> jimmy: it's a spore? >> yes. it's actually a spore. and so this is the powder from inside. we're going to light it on fire. [ cheers and applause ] so now, right now there's no oxygen in here. there's not a lot of oxygen to keep it burning but we want to spread it out. we want to disperse it by blowing it in the air. so first, i'm going to light some candles. may i light yours first?
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okay. [ light laughter ] >> so now -- what i want you to do. >> jimmy: yeah. >> is you're going to take that tube there. >> jimmy: okay. >> and when i count to three, we're going to blow into the tube. don't suck from the tube. [ light laughter ] don't breathe in. just take a deep breath then blow out. i'm going to light a sparkler for you, too. >> jimmy: this is good. >> okay. so at three. >> jimmy: exhale. >> yes. and i got mine. ready. >> one, two, three. >> jimmy: let's see a replay of that. look at how that looks, good yeah! [ applause ] >> i like it. i like it. i like it. >> jimmy: that's good special effects right there. >> lycopodium. lycopodium powder. >> jimmy: lycpopium. i'm lycopodium [ laughter ] >> i'm changing your mind about >> jimmy: yes. >> and balloons are next. yeah. >> so if we were to take one balloon and you were to stand on it, what would happen to the >> jimmy: i would pop. >> yeah, it would. because you're putting all your weight on that one area. >> jimmy: okay, great. let's go to the next thing. [ light laughter ] >> i want you to stand on the balloon to not pop them.
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your weight nice and evenly. guys, bring out the table. so we're going to flip this table upside down. higgins, can you come spot us. just grab the other side. okay. so now, these balloons are all going to be supporting your weight, not just one. so we're going to even out the weight distribution and we shouldn't pop the balloons. so jimmy, go ahead and step up on the center there. [ light laughter ] go ahead. don't be scared. careful. >> jimmy: i know how this ends. >> but be careful. [ cheers and applause ] step. okay. okay. [ cheers and applause ] working well. >> jimmy: they're just balloons. >> i think we need more. we need some roots, come here. tariq, get on there. kirk, come here. >> jimmy: all right. >> go ahead and step up. there you go. >> jimmy: watch it, buddy. >> we need some bass. mark, come on, buddy. >> jimmy: whoa, whoa, whoa. >> yeah, yeah. get on there. okay, so have any balloons popped yet? i haven't heard any. >> jimmy: no. >> so let's -- i dare you to pop them.
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down. bounce up and down. and let's see if we can. [ screaming ] [ applause ] >> jimmy: frightening. >> but you're weight was all distributed nice and evenly for the balloons and they didn't pop until one. >> jimmy: i'm sorry i grabbed you. sorry, craig. [ light laughter ] that was a little bit too -- sorry, buddy. yeah, yeah, yeah. i just hugged kirk. [ light laughter ] >> roots, for your safety, i need you to go over that way. >> jimmy: okay, this is going to be fun. >> over that way. >> jimmy: what is this last experiment here? what are we doing. >> okay, so now -- now ping-pong balls. >> jimmy: ping-pong balls. >> ping pong balls. >> jimmy: we go from spores to balloons to ping-pong balls. >> yeah, exactly. normal things. >> jimmy: yeah. >> really regular things. >> jimmy: yeah. >> so here's a ping-pong ball. this weighs about three grams. >> jimmy: yeah. it's a terribly -- it's no aerodynamic design to this at all. >> jimmy: it's fun. >> it's fun. if i were to hit this at you. >> jimmy: yeah. >> would it hurt you? >> jimmy: sure. >> can i try it. [ light laughter ] >> okay, ready? [ light laughter ] thank you. >> now, what if -- >> jimmy: it's great to be the it just makes you feel good. [ light laughter ] >> right. so i borrowed this from purdue university from our professor french and his students craig and jimmy.
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>> jimmy: yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> craig, jimmy, jimmy, craig. jimmy, jimmy, jimmy, jimmy. >> jimmy: hi, craig, hi, jimmy. from purdue university. >> so we're going to throw a a ping-pong ball at 920 miles per hour. thanks to this fantastic nozzle that you might find on a a supersonic jet engine. so, okay. so this is what i'm going to do first. first we have, this tube, i'm going to get all the air out. i have a vacuum pump down here. >> jimmy: so take the air out of this tube. >> yeah, take the air out of this tube. we'll wait until the needle drops. >> jimmy: yeah. >> it's almost there. it's almost there. it's almost there. >> jimmy: you know what's going to happen. >> it's going to start oscillating. >> jimmy: it's going to hit the paddle. i'm going to get hurt somehow. >> okay. so now there's no air left in the tube. there's nothing in the way. >> jimmy: what's it doing? >> there's no resistance to the ping-pong ball. >> jimmy: okay, yeah. >> so all we need to do is open that valve and rush all the air in and the ping-pong balls will move out the other end at about 920 miles per hour. okay? >> jimmy: 920 miles per hour. >> 920 miles per hour. so i need -- it's going to be a a little loud.
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>> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> so on the count of three. >> jimmy: just over margot robbie right now? [ light laughter ] >> are you ready? >> jimmy: yes. >> are you all ready? [ cheers ] >> jimmy: cover your ears. >> don't stand in front. we're good where we are. i was worried you were going to jump in front of it. >> jimmy: no, i'll go this way. >> just stay right here. okay, ready? >> jimmy: yup. >> one, two, three. [ bang ] [ bang ] >> jimmy: oh, my god right there. [ cheers and applause ] >> now. >> jimmy: turn it off? >> yes. let me turn this off. now, i'm going to -- expand on this. >> jimmy: why am i doing that? yeah. >> and see what happened here. >> jimmy: look at this. oh, my goodness. that's a ping-pong ball did this. [ light laughter ] >> so if you want to play ping-pong using these, you have to borrow it from purdue university. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: we can't replay that right there? look at this. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> there you go. >> jimmy: that is awesome. whoa. that is awesome, man. i want to go to the next keg party at purdue university. [ laughter ] >> me, too. >> jimmy: thanks for stopping by. kevin delaney, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] you're the best, pal. >> you're the best. >> jimmy: we'll be right back with more "tonight show."
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[ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to margot robbie, michael mckean, kevin delaney, purdue university. jimmy green and the roots right there, ladies and gentlemen. give it up for the roots. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night. hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye everybody!
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[ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- jennifer lopez, from "rosewood," actor morris chestnut, tony and academy award-winning actor, author joel grey, featuring the 8g band with patrick carney. [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers! >> seth: good evening, everybody. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how's everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that is wonderful to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. the 12 states, the super tuesday primary was today and over 22 million people in the midwest were subjected to thunderstorms and hail as they tried to head to the polls. "i'm doing everything i can,"